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To get you started, here are my top 7 posts, thus far:
1. Why the Church Needs Teenagers (and Why You Do, Too!)
2. 7 Reasons Why I Chose Squarespace Over Wordpress
3. 5 Questions Every Parent Needs to Ask a Youth Pastor
4. 6 Rules for Post-Christian Sex Talk
5. 4 Ways to Promote Your Ministry Without Selling Your Soul
6. 7 Models Parents Must Give Their Kids for Faith Formation
7. Our Culture Needs a New Apologetic
May the Real Me Meet the Real You
God Changes Everything
Parent Like the Next Four Generations Matter
Seeing Red: Getting Unstuck from Anger
Because of His Great Love for Us
Live Into the Calling You Received
The Choice, the Plan, the Inheritance!
7 Models Parents Must Give to Their Kids for Faith Formation
The 5 Relationship Cycles with God
Drop the Bricks
Don't Worry, Monday's Here
On Palm Sunday
Anticipation for Christmas and a New Year
Starting Right: Responding to Power and Control in Ministry
The Open Bay Area Recap Videos
I've Got a Case of the Mondays
Happy Resurrection Day
Take Your Head Out of the Sand
Are Pastors Narcissistic… Or Simply Lonely?
Why the Church Needs Teenagers (and Why You Do, Too!)
2 Thoughts on Isolation from Elijah
Is Doubt a Healthy Catalyst for Faith Formation?
Is Your Response to Christian Practices Harming the Faith of Others?
Our Culture Needs a New Apologetic
A Day in the Life of a Mobile Teen - Infographic
Great Leaders Eat Last
Leave Multi-Tasking for What Really Matters
Full House: The Rise of Millennials Living at Home - Infographic
Social Media In a Day
A Glimpse into 2013 Social Media Trends
There are Perks to Being a Wallflower, but…
6 Rules for Post-Christian Sex Talk
"Buckwild" Proves that the Post-Christian Context Exists Everywhere!
2 Observations from a High School Parking Lot
Key Ingredients for a Thriving Ministry Recipe
How to Stop Negative Self Talk
How to Make Fun a Team Value
In What Direction Are You Moving?
Pointing in the Right Direction
How Should a Christian Respond to Power #loveGodloveMexico
And the Lame Shall Walk #loveGodloveMexico
Student Reflections on Kolkata - Video
Reflecting Kolkata - One Month Later
It's Just a Phase, So Get Equipped!
Creating a High School Strategy that Wins!
See You at Orange! #OC15
Make #OC15 Your 'Must Attend' Conference
6 Reasons Why I Choose Orange
Just Consider the Orange Conference
Color Me Orange
Making Your Church a Place Where Kids Belong
5 Things that Great Student Pastors Believe
How Your Church Can Build Marriages That Last
Helping High School Families Get Ready #OC14
Measuring What's Important in Family Ministry #OC14
Get Better at What You Say #OC14
Say Yes to Tension #OC14
Starting a Church for Unchurched Families #OC14
I've Got My Ticket. Do You?
My Personal Journey on How I Became Orange
4 Reasons Why You Need to Sign-Up for the Orange Conference
Harnessing the Dynamic Qualities of Orange
Get Your Students Off the Couch #OC13
Take a Break From Your Day #OC13
Protect Your Investment #OC13
You Leading You #OC13
For Those Who Could Not Attend #OC13
Orange Giveaway Winner
Orange YouLead Giveaway
I am Orange!
On Life and Blogging II
"That Applies to 98% of the Guys Here"
Giving Thanks with a Full Heart
Are You Heeding this Advice?
9 Habits to Make Your Devotional Life Come Alive!
The Most Important Talk I Heard at the Leadership Summit
In My Absence
I'm 30 - Bueno to a New Era
When Will God Save the People?
A Perspective Shift on My Philosophy of Ministry
7 Reasons Why I Chose Squarespace Over Wordpress
Vacating for Rest
How to Breakthrough the 18 Month Wall… and Thrive!
Why I Do What I Do
Episode 08: Creating Healthy Rhythms in Ministry (and Podcasting)
Episode 07: Are Conferences Worth the Time and Money?
Episode 06: Get Off the Bench and Become a Contributor
Episode 05: When to Nark on Your Students
Episode 04: Breaking Free From Your Rut
Episode 03: How to be an Excellent Youth Worker and Spouse
Episode 02: How to Lead Your Students to Camp Without Breaking the Bank
Episode 01: What Do You Do When You Chunk Your Talk
The 'Thursday Morning Debrief' Podcast
Can the Church be a Viable Parent Partner?
What I Want Every Kid to Know Before I Say One Word
Navigating Each Level of Contact Work
Doing Healthy, Faithful Contact Work
Youth Ministry Answers
3 Keys to Earn Trust with Parents
Beware of 3 Mistakes When Building Parent Partnerships
4 Truths When Meeting With a Parent
2 Questions Student Pastors Need to Consider when Partnering with Parents
Leveraging "This Sucks" for Evangelism
Personal Initiatives: 5 Habits to Begin Your First Month on the Job
Professional Initiatives: 5 Habits to Begin Your First Month on the Job
Into the Wilderness with Teenagers
4 Ways to Promote Your Ministry Without Selling Your Soul
6 Ways to Keep the IRS from Visiting Your Ministry
5 Questions Every Parent Needs to Ask a Youth Pastor
5 Questions You Need to Ask to Build Parent Partnerships
5 Keys to Communicating a Successful Vision
3 Clues into My Secret Sauce for Youth Ministry
3 Reasons to Share Your Platform with a Guest Speaker
Parenting Connected Kids
The Art of Meeting with a Parent
Adult Leaders as Chaperones to Adult Leaders as Youth Pastors
The Joy of Living Together in Community
Why You Need to Shift Your Focus from Students to Adults
3 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Parent Partnership
Is Shame Ever Healthy?
4 Way to Integrate Your Teenagers into the Life of Your Community
Camp and the Eschatological Formation of Teenagers
The Proof is in the Pudding
Are You Jealous of My (Filtered) Life?
Why the Camp is High is Vital for Your Student Ministry